Former Morristown Renter Finds Luxe Jersey Shore Lifestyle with Townhome Purchase at East Gate in Ft. Monmouth

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Officer’s Row — the final housing phase at East Gate — is available for sale

In seeking a spacious and modern home to upgrade from his outdated apartment, Thomas Altavilla was wowed by the blend of interior luxury with historic exteriors at East Gate in Fort Monmouth.

Previously, Thomas resided in an older rental in Morristown, NJ, for four years. As a first-time homeowner, he prioritized location, size and quality in his search for a new home.

Narrowing down location was a relatively easy decision for Thomas upon finding East Gate. Originally, he was looking for something closer to the Jersey Shore, such as Asbury Park and Ocean Grove, but found himself disappointed that the homes were not up to his criteria.

“I was looking for something a bit more spacious, newer, and closer to the Jersey Shore,” he said. “East Gate is the perfect balance of proximity to the vibrancy of Red Bank, Asbury Park and the convenience of the Garden State Parkway.   What’s more, the community’s maintenance free lifestyle was a huge advantage since I frequently travel for work.”

Thomas was astounded by the amount of detail that went into the design of the homes at East Gate, from the oversized bedrooms and master bathroom to the open kitchen concept. He found the recessed lighting, sophisticated carpets and chic fixtures valuable touches to the townhomes.

“The open layout, high end work, great appliances and design really drew me into the community,” he said.  “The storage, outdoor space and smooth moving process added to the already perfect balance of everything at East Gate. “Fort Monmouth has a lot to offer and I’m excited for what is to come.”

East Gate is over 70% sold and is fast becoming the premier live/play neighborhood on the famed Jersey Shore.  The community is the first residential component at the 1,226-acre former army post and is expected to soon be joined by exciting new lifestyle amenities.  Expected to open this summer are the Fort Athletic Club fitness center and the The Loft microbrewery and event space located in the former Dance Hall building.  Both are located minutes from East Gate.  And that’s not all.   Also not far from East Gate, the Fort Monmouth Bowling Center, a recreational amenity planned to include a bar, bocce courts, pool table, stage and more in the Eatontown portion of Fort Monmouth, is on pace to be completed this year.

Thomas selected a spacious three-bedroom townhome at East Gate.  His new residence, the community and his buying process has wildly exceeded expectations.

“As a first time homeowner, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience so far,” he says. “The neighborhood is extremely welcoming.  The warranty is a nice peace of mind as a new homeowner and the fee simple HOA takes the strain off upkeep.”

East Gate boasts eye-catching architecture and distinctive homes that offer an attractive alternative to the area’s conventional housing stock.  To create a nostalgic, yet contemporary living experience at the community, RPM Development has masterfully blended the original building exteriors which date back to the early 20th century with contemporary interiors boasting expansive living spaces and designer finishes and appointments.

“Personally, I really enjoy the brick exterior, but also having the ability to eventually finish the basement,” Thomas said. “My Dad loves the deep windows – it so unique.”

Palermo Edwards Architecture has remodeled the buildings’ interiors to create new two- and three-story homes with luxurious kitchens and bathrooms and a high level of style and comfort. Generous floorplans feature designer elements, including hardwood flooring throughout first floors, modern kitchens with granite or quartz countertops, stainless steel Kohler fixtures and GE appliance packages; and master-bathroom suites with double vanity countertops, Moen Eva faucets and showers with built-in benches and frameless shower doors.

Oceanport is one of Monmouth County’s most desired residential settings, combining a distinctly suburban environment with award-winning schools and reasonable taxes.  The Borough also provides an incredibly commuter-friendly location with easy access to all that makes Jersey Shore living so special.

East Gate itself is situated just minutes from popular New Jersey beaches and the banks of the Shrewsbury River, and is in proximity to the entertainment, dining and culture of Red Bank and Asbury Park. Commuters will enjoy the location just two miles from New Jersey Transit’s Little Silver Train Station, which provides direct service to Manhattan, as well as easy access to major highways including Routes 35, 36, 18 and the Garden State Parkway, which makes Mr. Altavilla’s commute a breeze.

For additional information, please call 732-523-5566 or visit www.EastGateOceanport.com. The on-site sales program is being conducted by Coldwell Banker New Homes of Florham Park, NJ.  The community’s sales and model complex is located at 34 Russel Avenue, Oceanport, NJ 07757.

“It’s Happening With Snooki and Joey” Comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center

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When: Friday, Jan 31st at 8 PM – 11 PM

Where: Mayo Performing Arts Center – MPAC – 100 South St, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Snooki and Joey’s live show will feature them doing an episode of their podcast, It’s Happening with Snooki & Joey, where they talk about celeb gossip, current events and exciting news that’s going on in their lives! It will also feature audience interaction including answering fans’ questions and perhaps a surprise special guest.

Tickets: $19 – $99*

*$99 ticket includes Meet & Greet.

December Double Platinum Comedy Show At Horseshoe

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Please The Horseshoe Tavern for an entire evening of laughs. Garden State Comedy presents Double Platinum Comedy Night at the Horseshoe Tavern in Morristown NJ.

McDonald and Carney have been seen on ABC’s Live with Regis and Kelly, HGTV, MTV, TruTV and on SiriusXM radio. They have also performed everywhere from NYC to up and down the East Coast. Their act is similar to the tv show Whose Line is it Anyway? with hints of the great duos of Abbott & Costello and Martin & Lewis.

Jeff Paul is a regular at all NYC clubs and is currently seen in the Martin Scorsese movie The Irishman. Kate Nichols was showcased at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2 years in a row and Kevin Garifo has been featured on the Michael Kay Show.

Tickets purchased online are only $10 ($15 at door).

The Horseshoe Tavern has a full food and drink menu, with special prices/menu choices for the comedy show.

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When: FRI, Dec 13th 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM, SAT, Dec 14th 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, SUN, Dec 15th 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, FRI, Dec 20th 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM, SAT, Dec 21 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, SUN, Dec 22nd 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Where: Morristown Partnership – 14 Maple Ave, Ste 201, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

The place to celebrate the holidays from Thanksgiving up until Christmas; this month-long family event kicks off on the Sunday after Thanksgiving with Santa’s rooftop arrival and welcome ceremony. Family activities and entertainment on the historic Morristown Green, add to the dazzling “Lighting of the Green” ceremony with brilliant lights and wreaths adorning streetlights town-wide – a 100+ year tradition. Each weekend throughout December thousands of attendees from all over Northern New Jersey visit and enjoy Santa visits and photos, holiday crafts, miniature train rides around the Green, gingerbread house & ornament making, music by local choirs and entertainers, ice sculpting demonstrations and free treats.

DanceGiving Social Dance Party

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When: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 7:45 PM – 9:10 PM

Where: Fred Astaire Dance Studios – Morristown – 140 Morris St, Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Enjoy some pre-Thanksgiving dancing and light refreshments for free if you’re an actively enrolled Fred Astaire Morristown student. New to the studio? Please call 973-993-9222 to register in advance and find out how you can get started.

Subaru Loves Pets – Adoption Event

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When: Saturday Oct. 19th at 12 PM – 3 PM

Where: Subaru of Morristown – 175 Ridgedale Ave, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Join us on Saturday, October 19th as we celebrate “Subaru Loves Pets” Month! We will have some amazing dogs and cats on site, available for adoption, as well as some EHR merchandise for sale. There will also be an item donation drive, in preparation for recognizing Tuesday 10/22 as the first national #MakeADogsDay

Subaru of Morristown has been in partnership with Eleventh Hour for a few years now. As part of Subaru’s annual Share the Love event, the manufacturer will donate $250 to charity for every new car sold during the holiday season to a charity of the buyer’s choice, and at this dealership, you can opt to have your donation go to us and our efforts to rescue dogs and cats in high kill shelters! In 2017 alone, the Morristown dealership was able to contribute over $58,000 to the efforts of Eleventh Hour.

This year, they’ve committed to donate an additional $2,500 to our organization on top of the contributions with every Subaru sold, including collecting donations for the dogs and cats themselves: You can come by the Morristown dealership to donate new toys, leashes, blankets, collars, and pet food for the animals under Eleventh Hour’s care.

2019 Morristown Festival on the Green

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When: Sunday September 29th at 12 PM – 5 PM

Where: Morristown Partnership – 14 Maple Ave, Ste 201, Morristown, New Jersey 07960

Join the fun on September 29th for the 25th annual premier fall festival in Northern New Jersey – right here in Morristown. Each fall, Morristown hosts 60,000+ attendees in its historic downtown on a Sunday afternoon from Noon to 5 pm, rain or shine. Families and friends join us from throughout Northern New Jersey to enjoy non-stop entertainment for all ages including live music on 4 different stages, carnival games, children’s amusements, a beer tent and 160+ exhibitors showcasing our local businesses, restaurants, and notable community groups. The event is a true testament to a community rich in national history and local pride.

Full schedule of activities:
www.morristown-nj.org

Morristown Farmers Market

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When: From now until Nov 24th 

Where: Held on the open-air parking lot behind the corner of Morris Street and Spring Street, and off Dumont Place.

NJ Farms and Specialty Vendors in downtown Morristown.

Ever wondered where to find fresh-caught Atlantic Ocean fish, sweet peaches and corn, local whipped honey, artisan cheese, and glorious sunflowers all at once? What about organic produce, pickles-on-a-stick, farm fresh eggs and grass-fed beef? Look no further than historic downtown Morristown on Sundays.

From 8:30am to 2:00pm beginning on Sunday, June 16 and every Sunday through November 25, New Jersey farms and specialty vendors will be present to showcase their very best local-grown or raised products. What has become known as one of the best Farmers Market in the Garden State, for 26 consecutive seasons, area residents and visitors alike flock to the Market on Sundays to see, smell, sample and delight in everything Jersey Fresh.

Morristown Partnership, which produces the Farmers Market in conjunction with local sponsors including Wegmans, Kitchen Magic, Fios and BASF, invites everyone to slow the pace and enjoy Morristown on Sundays. Come to the Market and connect with our Farmers and Vendors who will be happy to recommend the very best way to enjoy or prepare their goods.

For more information on Morristown Farmers Market vendors and sponsors please visit www.morristown-nj.org or call 973-455-1133. The Morristown Farmers Market is held on the open-air parking lot behind the corner of Morris Street and Spring Street, and off Dumont Place.